Avalanche file an appeal to keep Nathan MacKinnon's point streak going

Tyler Ball
March 30, 2024  (10:21)

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon  speaking to a referee during a home game in the NHL.
Photo credit: Sportsnet

Last night Colorado Avalanche captain Nathan MacKinnon had his home-game point streak end. After the game, the team announced they would be appealing the scoring on one of the goals arguing he earned an assist.

The appeal for the Colorado Avalanche came on a goal scored in the third period by the Avalanche. The clip seen below shows Nathan MacKinnon passing the puck to a defenseman who takes a shot that eventually finds its way into the net.
On the scoresheet, the goal was credited as an own goal which therefore does not get an assist tacked on to it. Today it was announced that the Colorado Avalanche would file an official appeal on behalf of their star trying to get him his point.

Avalanche lose their appeal and Nathan MacKinnon's point streak ends

The appeal which was sent out this morning is not often seen in the NHL. It did not take long for a ruling to come back from the NHL's hockey ops department. The ruling was upheld as an own goal.
The NHL's hockey operations department is not going to make a change to the official scoring from the #Avs second goal last night, @DPostSports has learned.

Nathan MacKinnon's home point streak is officially over now, for sure.
The ruling ends a historic run for the Avalanche's star center at a 35-game point streak. Nathan MacKinnon falls five games short of Wayne Gretzky's record of a forty game point streak to start a season at home.
The Colorado Avalanche will need Nathan MacKinnon to get back on track before the beginning of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Many around the league are hoping to see Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche make a run and potentially face off against Wayne Gretzky's former team the Edmonton Oilers. If the two sides do play one another an intense rivalry will renew between the Oilers and Avalanche.
With just a few weeks left in the NHL regulars season it will be fun to see how Nathan MacKinnon bounces back and if he can secure the second Stanley Cup of his career.